The Engineer Who Became a Monk

The first book he publishes on Amazon becomes a bestseller even before it is released – how’s that! In fact (and I don’t think Amazon does this often), the release has been postponed by two weeks to 4 October 2018. This shows the colossal fan following he has gathered over the years through his videos. His #YouTube channel has 106 videos with over 1.15 million subscribers. In fact, I am sure each one of you reading this blog post would have received and/or forwarded his video at least once – circulation of his videos on #WhatsApp has been copious.

Gaur Gopal Das, for that is his name, was born in 1973, became an electrical engineer from the College of Engineering, Pune in 1995 and after a brief stint with Hewlett Packard, took a ‘leap of faith’ decision to become a life coach and a monk. He joined ISKCON in 1996 and there has been no looking back ever since, as he continues to inspire and motivate millions of people around the world.

He is a glowing personality, humble, energetic, passionate, articulate and exudes love and compassion for every living being. He has the knack of infusing humour in his discourses and has the innate capacity to transform profound insights into simple delivery whilst offer simple solutions to apparently complex problems.

He has been a TEDx speaker on several occasions and delivered keynote speeches at various prestigious academic institutions in India and overseas for many years. He is no stranger to large corporate entities like Google, Infosys, Barclays, Ernst & Young, who invite him often for guidance and help. I am sure industry leaders and top celebrities would have reached out to him as well. He is one of those rare persons who has given a talk at the British Parliament.

He has received many awards, including ‘The Ideal Young Spiritual Guru Award’ by the Indian Student Parliament, MIT; Rotary International’s ‘Super Achiever Award’ for outstanding contribution in field of spirituality and inspiration; ‘Danveer Karna Award’ by KIIT University to recognize his selfless contributions to promote the ideologies of ‘Art of Giving’ and compassion throughout the world.

Dr. Stephen Covey, who was famous for coining the phrase, ‘To live, to love, to learn and to leave a legacy’ as the Four Human Dimensions in his cult book, “The 7 Habit Habits of Highly Effective People”, Shri Gaur Gopal Das says, “Live by values, Love by acceptance, Lead by example, and leave a legacy. That is what life is all about.”

His book which has shattered records on Amazon, delaying its release due to massive pre-orders, is a conversation between Gaur Gopal Das and his wealthy young friend Harry, delving into concepts touching on the human condition, finding one's purpose in life and the key to lasting happiness. Whether you are looking at strengthening your relationships, discovering your true potential, understanding how to do well at work or even how you can give back to the world, Gaur Gopal Das takes us on an unforgettable journey with his precious insights on these areas of life.

You can pre-order your book at a huge discount from Amazon. URL:

Best quote: “Feed your faith, your doubts shall starve to death.” – Gaur Gopal Das

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